Katy City Council approves Carson Dr. drainage contract, four-way stop on Kingsland

By R. Hans Miller, News Editor
Posted 9/13/21

In a meeting that lasted just less than 45 minutes, Katy City Council approved establishing a four-way stop at the intersection of Kingsland Boulevard and W. Firethorne Road and a contract for …

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Katy City Council approves Carson Dr. drainage contract, four-way stop on Kingsland

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In a meeting that lasted just less than 45 minutes, Katy City Council approved establishing a four-way stop at the intersection of Kingsland Boulevard and W. Firethorne Road and a contract for drainage improvements along Carson Drive.

“We’re going to take a buried storm sewer and we’re going to extend it from the ditch that exists and we’re going to bring that upstream with a buried 24-inch storm sewer and put inlets in each yard so each back yard will have a place to drain out,” said a representative of AR Turnkee Construction, the firm that was awarded the Carson Drive contract.

Project staff also explained that adding the 24-inch storm sewer will move water underground and take obstacles such as fencing and terrain out of the equation as water moves through the Village Green subdivision and eventually into the Town Park Detention Pond. The project is expected to cost just more than $155,000 and the project should start in slightly more than two weeks. Residents who will have work associated with the project done on their property may have their fences removed temporarily and reinstalled after work is completed on their land, officials said.

“I know a lot of neighbors will be very happy,” said Mayor Pro Tem Chris Harris. “We’re moving forward. It’s been a long time coming, so (I’m) glad to get this project going.”

AR Turnkee won the contract against nine other bidders and beat the highest bidder’s offer by nearly $136,000.

Installation of stop signs to create a four-way stop at the intersection of Kingsland Boulevard and W. Firethorne Road was also unanimously approved by councilmembers. The intersection lies about a mile and a half east of the newly-opened Texas Heritage Parkway along Kingsland Boulevard.

Councilmember Dan Smith of Ward A said the intersection had seen some issues and he was grateful to city staff for making the change quickly.

“I just want to quickly thank (City Administrator Byron Hebert) and (Assistant City Administrator Anas Garfaoui) and (Public Works Director Elaine Lutringer) – everybody that got this done in kind of record speed,” Smith said. “I think it was two weeks ago, they were putting up signs at this intersection (that said) cross traffic doesn’t stop. We had some issues here. We have incredible first responders, but the fewer accidents they have to attend to the better.”

Council also unanimously:

  • Approved the annexation of about 79 acres into Waller-Harris Municipal Utility District No. 3.
  • Awarded a chemical supplies contract for chlorine and sulfur dioxide to DXI Industries out of Houston for about $233,000.
  • Approved a contract with Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta, LLP. for election district evaluation services.
  • Authorized the issuance of about $1.6 million in bonds by Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 161.
  • Appointed Mayor Bill Hastings with Councilmember Janet Corte as alternate to the Houston-Galveston Area Council, a regional group of leaders that works to cooperatively solve problems facing the Greater Houston and Galveston.

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